The 40 Best Things to Do in California

California is an amazing state. There are so many things to see, ecosystems to explore, mountains to climb, and roads to travel that it’s hard to know where to even start. 

So whether you plan to catch some sun in San Diego, stalk Celebrities in Los Angeles, or visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, there’s something on the list for you. 

This desert state park is one of the best places to visit in Southern California. The desert landscape is just one small part of the appeal. This park is home to giant metal sculptures of dragons, scorpions, bugs, and dinosaurs.

See the Metal Sculptures at Anza Borrego

The Santa Monica Pier has rides, games, and restaurants. It’s like a mini-fair atop a pier sitting next to the ocean.

Santa Monica Pier

Los Angeles has the LACMA complex, the Getty Center, and the Broad, while San Francisco is home to the Legion of Honor and a Cartoon Art Museum.

All the Art Museum

You wouldn’t think that visiting a place known as the hottest and driest would be fun. However, it’s an amazing place to view iconic desert landscapes. Although it does boost the lowest point, the park is filled with hills, rocks, and mountains.

Death Valley

Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic parks in the state. Featuring magnificent cliffs, gorgeous valleys, and an abundance of wildlife, it’s definitely one that nature lovers need to see.